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Bennett and Belfort, P.C. Partner, Todd Bennett, Speaks at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Annual Labor and Employment Spring Conference

On April 24, 2014, the Massachusetts Bar Association welcomed Bennett & Belfort, P.C. partner, Todd Bennett, to the faculty of its 35th Annual Labor and Employment Law Spring Conference. Joined by his colleague, Jeffrey Dretler, of Fisher & Phillips, LLP, Todd and Jeff led the dynamic presentation on “Drafting and Negotiating Settlement and Severance Agreements.” Drawing on their extensive knowledge…
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Attorney Belfort Co-Presents “Employment Law for Lawyers”

On March 26, 2014, Bennett & Belfort partner David Belfort teamed up with his colleague Catherine Reuben of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein to present a seminar on Employment Law for Lawyers at the Massachusetts Bar Association.  Geared to the sole or small firm practitioner or firm administrator, this program delivered practical advice and insights on a variety of work related issues…
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Can Employees Be Fired for Using Medical Marijuana?

Will employees who suffer from debilitating conditions be forced to choose between receiving prescribed medical treatment and keeping their jobs? Bennett & Belfort partner Michael L. Mason posed this question in a full-page opinion article in the March 31st issue of Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly.  Mr. Mason provided an in-depth discussion of the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act as it relates to…
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B&B Partner Dave Belfort Chairs MCLE Seminar on Damages

Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE On February 28, 2014, Bennett & Belfort, P.C., Partner David Belfort chaired  the MCLE New England Seminar, Proving and Valuing Damages in Employment Cases. Before both a live and webcast audience, Attorney Belfort introduced the topic with a review of the categories of damages available in employment cases.  Mr. Belfort discussed…
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE There are two main types of sexual harassment claims: "quid pro quo" sexual harassment and "hostile work environment" sexual harassment. They may occur independently or at the same time. Both are violations of federal and state law.  All forms of sexual harassment are illegal, and should not be tolerated in any working…
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Company That Fails to Safeguard Information Cannot Hold Contractor Liable for Stealing It

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision underscores the importance of being proactive when it comes to protecting trade secrets.  The Plaintiff, C.R.T.R., Inc., filed suit for misappropriation of trade secrets against an independent contractor who took customer lists, accounting records, and other sensitive information with him when his contract ended.  However, the…
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Belfort Recognized at 15th Annual Walk to the Hill

Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE B&B Partner David Belfort, President of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), was recognized for MELA’s support for civil legal services at the 15th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid.  During one of the year’s largest lobbying events on Beacon Hill, Mr. Belfort, accompanied by hundreds of his…
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Four Bennett & Belfort Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers

Bennett & Belfort, P.C. is pleased to announce that four of our attorneys have been selected as 2013 “Super Lawyers,” in the categories of Business Litigation and Employment & Labor. The designation is attained through high peer recognition, meeting ethical standards, and demonstrating achievement in the field. Partner David E. Belfort was named a 2013 Super Lawyer in the “Employment…
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